Richard Shorts

Richard Shorts, 76, passed away on Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at Rhode Island Hospital.

Born in East Providence, he was a son of the late John M. and Mary (Medina) Shorts.

Richard was a truck driver for Gonsalves Trucking and USA labor Company before retiring.

He leaves his wife Laurene Venable of East Providence, four children, Richard Venable of East Providence, Michael Shorts of Providence, Stacie Venable of Arizona and Kahla McKiernan of Georgia, four sisters, Theresa Roderick, Liberty Delgado, Victoria Vaz and Madeline Shorts, two brothers, Paul and Raymond Shorts, seven grandchildren, one great grandson and many nieces and nephews.

His funeral services will be private.




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21 entries.
John & Koreen Vaz Jr. From Prosper TX from Prosper wrote on February 18, 2021 at 11:09 am
May God Bless and comfort each of us with the loss of an awesome family member.
MARIE JOHNSON LAMBERT (Boopie) from NORTH PORT wrote on June 30, 2020 at 9:38 pm
To Laurene and family so very sorry for your loss. RIP Richie.
Kahla Shorts from Marietta, GA wrote on June 19, 2020 at 1:26 pm
Dad... my heart is broken that you’re no longer with us but I know that you’re no longer in pain. I will forever cherish all of our time that we spent together, the stories you would tell me, the lessons you have taught me, the advice you would give me and how you would make me laugh so hard that my stomach would hurt. I know in my heart that “No matter where I am, your spirit will always be beside me! Until we meet again... I love you Daddy-O 👴🏽♥️🙏🏼😢
Nycole Williams and family from Lithonia, GA wrote on June 19, 2020 at 12:52 am
It’s been a long time since I’ve seen you, but you gave me the most precious childhood memories that I will never forget. Love you always. Rest In Peace, Uncle Richie. Nyc
Kevin Varella Sr from Providence, ri wrote on June 17, 2020 at 10:46 pm
Uncle Richie was my favorite uncle, when I got married, he and uncle Paul came to me Wedding, the Words and Love that he told me install in me in till this Very Day, it brought tears to my eyes, Uncle Richie and Uncle Paul and my self were Laughing and Crying at the same time 😂😭😂😭 Tear of Joy, picture that. 4Ever in my prayers and thoughts and Heart, your in God's hands now. Nephew Kevin❤️
neil mathis from Las Vegas wrote on June 17, 2020 at 9:05 am
My deepest condolences to the Venable family. I pray The Most High gives you strength during these challenging times. Rest In Peace.
Tamara Evans from Athens wrote on June 17, 2020 at 8:59 am
Deepest condolences to the family. I am praying for your strength and comfort. I love you all. Those we love don't go away, they walk beside us everyday, Unseen, unheard, but always near, so loved, so missed, so very dear. -unknown
Lois Mitchell from providence wrote on June 16, 2020 at 8:01 pm
Deepest sympathy to the family. Richard was a great guy and he keep you laughing. he will surely be missed.
Dolores and Noah Shorts from East Providence wrote on June 16, 2020 at 7:19 pm
We are sorrowing the loss of Richie our baby brother. To Laurene, his children, grandchildren, siblings, neices and nephews Tears will come and grief may consume us but we have hope. The day is coming when death's pain Will be no more. Praying God hold you close🙏❤
Leslie from Providence wrote on June 16, 2020 at 6:16 pm
Thank you for the kindness and love you have given to myself and the grand babies and great grands. We will miss you! Fly high with those new golden wings! Leslie,Sarah,Shayla
Dorothy McCollough (Monteiro) from Providence wrote on June 16, 2020 at 12:21 pm
To the Short family I send my condolences for you lost. May he Rest In Peace.
Morgan Roderick from Providence wrote on June 15, 2020 at 11:59 pm
We have gain another angel , we love you & cherish the joy and memories you left our family and friends with . May you Rest In Paradise & join the others . Sky high uncle rich , stay high
Charnique Roderick wrote on June 15, 2020 at 9:22 pm
I'm going to miss hearing your voice when you call me and say "neeko are you busy".. even when I was busy I would tell you I wasn't because I know you needed my help. I remember running to the store for you in a snow storm and almost getting stuck and you asked me was the roads bad and I said no just so you didn't worry too much . I remember when you used to take me scrapping with you when I was a kid ...I'm going to miss coming over cutting your hair..I'm going to miss your funny jokes ... I'm going to miss you unk Richie 💔😢
diana reis from pvd wrote on June 15, 2020 at 7:42 pm
so sorry for your loss, our condolences to you and your family, i remember him when i was a child, always a gentleman, diana reia and peter taylor
Trina Kendrick from Atlanta wrote on June 15, 2020 at 6:53 pm
Stacie, I am praying for you guys!! It will never get easy but in due time you learn to live with it. Rest in paradise Mr. Shorts!! AKA (Dr. Phil)❤️❤️
Edward & Diane Williams from SEEKONK MA. wrote on June 15, 2020 at 5:35 pm
My condolences to the family,may he be at peace,so sorry for the lost of a good friend! Lauren I am truely lost for words!
Carroll and family from East Providence wrote on June 15, 2020 at 4:59 pm
Our family sends deepest sympathy to all and will always remember “Uncle Richie” In prayer and thoughts. RIP
Stacie Venable from Surprise AZ wrote on June 15, 2020 at 3:32 pm
To my Father Somewhere in my dreams tonight I’ll see you standing there You look at me with a smile “Life isn’t always fair” You say you were chosen for his garden His preciously hand picked bouquet “God really needed me, That’s why I couldn’t stay” It’s said to be that angels Are sent from above I’ve always had my angel My Father whose heart was filled with love Wherever the ocean meets the sky There will be memories of you and I When I look up at the sky so blue All I see are visions of you “While there’s a heart in me, you’ll be a part of me.”
Conni Shorts from East Providence wrote on June 15, 2020 at 3:00 pm
You will always be loved and missed. RIP
Ellen j Robertson from Surprise wrote on June 15, 2020 at 2:49 pm
Thank you Richard for being so friendly and for all your acts of kindness. May you rest in peace.